The Who Launching World Tour, Hoping for New Album

artist: The Who date: 04/17/2014 category: general music news

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The Who Launching World Tour, Hoping for New Album
Rock icons the Who are set to embark on a tour later this year to celebrate a major milestone - 50 years of work.

The group will kick off the trek in the UK around Christmas and then head over to North America in 2015. The guys might also present fresh material out in the near future.

"I'm not crazy about going on the road, but I'm in good shape and once I start doing it - and I'm still very good at it - I'll take some pleasure from it," guitarist Pete Townshend told Billboard.

When it comes to new music, Pete didn't mention hundreds of riffs like some of his metal colleagues, but thousands of hours of unreleased material. "I'm trying to [look] through my 20,000 hours of complete and utter disorganized music [to find possible songs]," he said.

"I'll be pulling some songs out of [his long-gestating project] 'Floss' to give to Roger [Daltrey] to see if we've got enough to make an album. It might be a big waste of time, but I'm hoping there will be an album," Townshend noted.

Although the Who are officially turning 50 this year, Pete, singer Roger Daltrey and late bassist John Entwistle initially got together and started jamming in the Detours way back in 1961.

"I was ready for the 50th, but it happens when everything else is changing. I'll be 69 in May and all my friends are getting ill or dying. I knew it would happen. I will be happy if I give people something that makes fans happy. It takes some great planning and I hope it opens up other things that we can avail ourselves of," the guitarist concluded.
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